Residents describe horrifying tornado in Oklahoma

Posted at 10:27 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 23:27:43-05

A devastating tornado ripped through parts of northeastern Oklahoma Friday night, leaving only destruction behind.

The tornado went through Snake Creek Marina on Lake Tenkiller in a matter of seconds, and that’s all it took for one resident to go through a life changing moment.

"I’ve been to war twice and this is probably the top two or three scariest experiences of my life," said Robert Mulac.

It was a night that will be etched in his memory forever, as his cabin sat in the tornado’s path.

"One second I’m comfortable in bed about to doze off to sleep and the next second it feels like they’ve pulled an F-15 jet outside," Mulac said.

Mulac dived off the bed to take cover.

"I remember I was just laying on the ground thinking I’m probably going to die, and I hope it’s quick," Mulac said. "Then it stopped and it was pouring rain."

But thankfully, Mulac only suffered a laceration to his leg and a few other bruises.

His cabin though was left in shambles.

"Well the roof, it was all simultaneously. It was all so fast," Mulac said. "I could hear it go whoosh."

Just down the hill from his cabin lay even more destruction on the lake.

"There’s one little boat here that survived and lost it’s windshield, but that’s it," said Nancy Delpha, who docks her boat at Lake Tenkiller. "I think everything else, I mean you can see boats flipped, the hulls face up. It’s just a mess."

Mulac said that moment put everything in his life in perspective.

"I’ll tell ya, it’s something I will never forget and I thank God I’m here, because I should have died," said Mulac.

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